Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Squatiniformes
(Angel sharks) > Squatinidae
Etymology: Squatina: Latin, squatina, -ae = a kind of shark (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 10 - 100 m (Ref. 57911). Subtropical; 20°S - 40°S, 60°W - 40°W (Ref. 57911)
Southwest Atlantic: southern Brazil to Argentina.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 72 - ? cm
Max length : 87.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57911); 91.0 cm TL (female)
This species is found throughout the year in coastal waters.
3-9 embryos, only the left ovary is functional.
Soto, J.M.R., 2001. Annotated systematic checklist and bibliography of the coastal and oceanic fauna of Brazil. I. Sharks. Mare Magnum 1(1):51-119. (Ref. 53443)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Fec=3-9).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (50 of 100) .